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Beside science,

I really enjoy cooking, sports (cycling, hiking, general training) and photography.

But, above all, two of my major passions are:


I started practicing yoga in 2016 in London after an injury.


It is a common misconception that yoga is purely a meditative/stretching practice: this actually covers only a part of the whole experience. As it is a common misconception to believe one should be naturally flexible to practice yoga. What I realised so far is that yoga is a journey through the self to re-focus, re-centre and balance.


Also, nowadays, there are several different "currents" of yoga, from the most physical ones (Ashtanga yoga for example, one of my favourites), to the more meditative ones (as Kundalini or Yin Yoga).

If you're curious about it, you can find a yoga studio anywhere (never practice alone at the very beginning!) as well as the books of Iyengar, one of the first teachers exporting the practice to the Westerns and the writer of the most amazing handbooks on this subject. In the meantime, I hope to find time at some point to become a certified teacher!

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Forcella Lagazuoi, Dolomites, August 2018



I discovered sailing thanks to the amazing Beg Rohu summer school some years ago and I recently joined the Centre Nautique de l'​Île-de-France based in Jussieu (Sorbonne Université). If you're interested, give it a look here!

Somewhere in the Channel, October 2021

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